Board of Directors

Darren Freestone

Chairman of the Board
CFCE, CAWFE, ICMDE

Darren Freestone has been volunteering for IACIS since 2002 and joined the Board of Directors in 2019.  He spent 16 years in law enforcement, another 6 years in the private sector, and he is now back in law enforcement once again.  His skills and experience include digital forensics, open source intelligence, R&D, reverse engineering, training and Read More »

M. Gene Shantz

President - Instructor
CFCE, GCFA

Gene Shantz is currently employed with Stroz Friedberg as a DFIR Manager. Gene worked in law enforcement for 11 plus years and concluded his law enforcement career as a Detective Sergeant with the Flagstaff Police Department in Arizona. In 2007 Gene was selected to attend the IACIS BCFE course in Florida and achieved the coveted CFCE Read More »

Brent Whale

Vice President
CFCE, CAWFE, ICMDE

Brent has been an IACIS member since 2001 when he attended the Basic class in Orlando as a member of the New Zealand Customs Service. Brent retired from Customs after twenty-two years of service in 2007 and is now the owner of Computer Forensic Solutions Ltd.  Brent has had an active involvement with the Certification Read More »

Erin Raleigh

Treasurer
CFCE

Erin Raleigh is a twenty-three-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department in Spokane, WA. Erin is currently a Detective assigned to the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) as well as the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU).   Erin began his forensic career in 2014 with the Department and attended the IACIS BCFE training conference in 2015 when Read More »

Dave Melvin

Secretary
CFCE, CFME, GCFE, MSc Forensic Computing

David Melvin is the Director of Training and Professional Services for SUMURI LLC. He has 21 years of experience in the field of digital forensics.   Before joining SUMURI, David worked as a DFIR Manager for Stroz Friedberg and retired after 22 years as a US federal law enforcement officer with over 18 years in digital Read More »

Todd Bignucolo

Director of Certification
CFCE

Todd Bignucolo is a police officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. In 2008, Todd attended the BCFE course in Florida, obtaining his CFCE in 2009.   From 2009 to 2019, Todd was active in the CFCE Peer Review phase, holding the positions of Coach, Regional Manager, and Division Administrator. In 2016, Read More »

Scott Pancoast

Director of e-Services
CFCE, NET+, A+

Since 2003, Scott has been a Computer Crime Specialist with the National White Collar Crime Center. In that position, Scott has been actively involved in establishing, creating and updating much of the content in the computer forensic courses available through the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). The creation of the content involved extensive research, Read More »

Jason Hawkins

Director of Ethics
CFCE

Jason Hawkins is an Associate Professor at Ferris State University in the Information Security and Intelligence program in Big Rapids, Michigan. Additionally, Jason is a retired law enforcement detective and currently a contract analyst for the Michigan State Police. He currently has 10 years experience in the field of digital forensics.   Prior to his career Read More »

Rich Johnson

Director of Marketing
CFCE

Rich has worked in law enforcement since 2000 and digital forensics since 2012. In his current role, Rich runs a small law enforcement laboratory in Ohio that has assisted over 100 local, state and federal agencies. Rich has instructed digital forensics to law enforcement at the collegiate level. He also performs internal digitial forensics training Read More »

Troy Lawrence

Director of Standards - Instructor
CFCE, MS - Digital Forensics, Ph.D. in progress

Troy Lawrence is a thirty-four year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department and is currently a sergeant assigned to the Digital Forensic Lab. Troy began his forensic career in 2000 and attended the 2001 IACIS® conference in Orlando. He received his CFCE on September 13, 2001.  Troy began coaching IACIS® students and was selected Read More »

Erin Mitchell

Director of Training
CFCE

Erin is currently a Lieutenant with the Texas Office of the Attorney General and has been a Digital Forensic Examiner since 2009. Erin has been an active IACIS member since 2013 when she attended the Basic class in Orlando.  Since earning her CFCE, Erin has had an active involvement with IACIS. Erin has been a Read More »